The wait is over and finally, FIFA Football Awards 2019 ceremony held in Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, Italy, and winners were awarded the prizes. FIFA Football Awards is held every year from 2017 by football sports governing body FIFA.
Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 Winners
This year FIFA award ceremony included women players and coaches too. Now as FIFA Football Awards 2019 winners are already announced so we will quickly jump to the winners below:
|Best FIFA Men’s Player||Lionel Messi|
|Best FIFA Women’s Player||Megan Rapinoe|
|Best FIFA Men’s Coach||Jurgen Klopp|
|Best FIFA Women’s Coach||Jill Ellis|
|Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper||Alisson Becker|
|Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper||Sari Van Veenendaal|
|FIFA Puskas Award||Daniel Zsori|
|FIFA Fair Player Award||Marcelo Bielsa & Leads United Squad|
FIFA Puskas Award 2019
FIFA Puskas Award is the award which is given to the Best Goal scored in the year. Here are the nominees of the FIFA Puskas Award 2019:
- Lionel Messi – for the goal he scored on 17-03-2019 in Real Betis vs FC Barcelona
- Juan Fernando Quintero – for the goal on 10-02-2019 in River Plate vs Racing Avellaneda
- Daniel Zsori – for the goal on 16-02-2019 in Debrecen vs Ferencvaros
Winner: Daniel Zsori (a Hungarian-Romanian footballer 18 yrs of age) won the FIFA Puskas Award 2019.
Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2019
Nominees for the Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2019 were:
- Pep Guardiola
- Jurgen Klopp
- Mauricio Pochettino
Winner: Jurgen Klopp
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Jurgen Klopp, a manager who lead Liver pool in the premier league and won the First time UEFA Champions League title in 14 years was the winner of Best FIFA Men’s Coach Award 2019 with 48 points. While Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino got 38 and 27 points respectively.
Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2019
Nominees for the Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2019 were:
- Jill Ellis
- Phil Neville
- Sarina Wiegman
Winner: Jill Ellis
Jill Ellis with 48 points to her name won the Best FIFA Women’s Coach Award 2019. She is the first Head coach to win two FIFA World Cups (2015, 2019). Sarina Wiegman and Phil Neville got 40 and 31 points respectively.
Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper 2019
Here are the nominees for the Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper Award 2019:
- Alisson Becker
- Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
Winner: Alisson Becker
Alisson Becker, who won the Champions League, Won Copa America and made the most saves (8) in a Champions League final for 15 years was awarded the Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper Award 2019.
Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper 2019
Nominees for the Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper Award 2019 is given below:
- Christiane Endler
- Hedvig Lindahl
- Sari Van Veenendaal
Winner: Sari Van Veenendaal
Sari Van Veenendaal, a Dutch footballer who was part of the 2017 squad who won their first European Championship was awarded the Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper Award 2019.
FIFA Fair Player Award 2019
Marcelo Bielsa & Leads United Squad were the winner of FIFA Fair Player Award 2019. Because on the final day of the last season in EFL Championship they let Aston Villa score an uncontested goal.
Best FIFA Men’s Player 2019
Nominees for the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award 2019 were:
- Christiano Ronaldo
- Lionel Messi
- Virgil Van Dijk
Winner: Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s Footballer won the Best Men’s Player Award 2019 with 46 decisive points. It is the sixth time Messi has been voted the world’s best, after wins in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Whereas, Virgil Van Dijk and Christiano Ronaldo got 38 and 36 points respectively.
Best FIFA Women’s Player 2019
Nominees for the Best FIFA Women’s Player Award 2019 were:
- Lucy Bronze
- Alex Morgan
- Megan Rapinoe
Winner: Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe with 46 points to her name won the Best FIFA Women’s Player Award 2019. Alex Morgan, another professional footballer from United States Football Team got 42 points and Lucy Bronze from England got 29 points to her name.
FIFPro Men’s World11
Out of 55 players shortlisted on 5 September 2019, these 11 players were selected for the FIFPro Men’s World11:
|Matthijs de Ligt||Defender|
|Virgil van Dijk||Defender|
|Frenkie de Jong||Midfielder|
FIFPro Women’s World11
55 women players list was announced on 4 September 2019 and out of them these 11 were announced as FIFPro Women’s World11:
|Sari van Veenendaal||Goalkeeper|
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